• Showing deviation or disagreement.
  • Showing variety, diverse.
  • (obsolete) Variable.


  • Something that is slightly different from a type or norm.

    "The word "kerosine" is a variant of “kerosene”."

  • "All breeds of dog are variants of the species “Canis lupus familiaris”."

  • (computing) A variable that can hold any of various unrelated data types.
  • (genetics) A different sequence of a gene (locus).

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